Carson Peters, or “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters,” as he is also known, started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals. Carson has continued to hone the fiddling and singing talents that God has so graciously blessed him with and has won many competitions along the way.
At 10 years old, Carson is a seasoned performer. He's played at numerous venues with his band throughout the Tennessee/North Carolina region, including: Bristol Rhythm and Roots; Dollywood’s Bluegrass and BBQ; Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class; Song of the Mountains; and WDVX’s World Class Bluegrass concert series. Carson has also had the honor of playing on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as playing with Jimmy Fortune on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate.
Carson says winning trophies and getting your name in the newspaper is “really cool” but that is not the main reason he works so hard at his music. “It’s all about using the talent GOD gave me to make people smile!” he says. Carson truly loves to entertain people.
Carson has been blessed to have a great band to help him entertain audiences at local venues around the region performing old-time, bluegrass and gospel music. The band consists of Tom and Bobbie Dier from Greene County, TN and Carson’s father, Jamie Peters.
Tom plays the bass, or “big fiddle,” as Carson calls it. In addition to playing a great bass for the band, Tom is also a writer and loves to farm on their property in Greene County.
Bobbie is a musician of many talents and has been an avid bluegrass and old time music fan for many years. In addition to playing the mandolin for over 30 years, Bobbie also plays banjo, guitar, and mountain dulcimer and is an alumnus of the ETSU Bluegrass Program.
Carson's father Jamie plays rhythm guitar in the band. He has loved bluegrass since starting to play guitar at age 8. After a long break from playing, his love for pickin’ was reignited when Carson began playing. In any spare time, Jamie also loves restoring and driving old muscle cars.
Carson is truly blessed to have these fine Christian musicians in his band.
Carson lives in Piney Flats, Tennessee with his parents Jamie and Robin. When he is not "fiddlin’ around," he is just an ordinary country boy who enjoys baseball, hunting, riding his four wheeler and going to church.
“Playing music is all about having fun and using the talents God has blessed me with to see people smile!”